Monday, January 30, 2012

Writing Contest: Alex has somewhere to be

Good morning, guys!

The new writing contest opens today. Here are the details:

There is no prompt this round. I repeat - no prompt. Instead I'm giving you a set up. The set up is: A character named Alex who is trying to go somewhere.

Word limit: 100 words. Think of these words as the opening of a novel. Your goal is to draw the judges into your story and make them wish they could keep reading.

Your entries are due on Wednesday, February 8th by 11:59pm Kansas City time. You may email it to me by clicking here or at Stephanie(at) Include your first/last name, and no attachments please!

I always send confirmation emails, so if it's been 48 hours and you haven't heard from me, feel free to check back.

The contest is for those age 21 and under. One entry per person please.

For more details and a sample winning entry, click here.

Your wonderful judges this round are Erica Vetsch and Sarah Holman. If you plan on entering this round, feel free to leave a comment below telling these lovely ladies thank you.

Erica Vetsch

Even though Erica Vetsch has set aside her career teaching history to high school students in order to homeschool her own children, but her love of history hasn't faded. Erica's favorite books are historical novels and history books, and one of her greatest thrills is stumbling across some obscure historical factoid that makes her imagination leap. She’s continually amazed at how God has allowed her to use her passion for history, romance, and daydreaming to craft historical romances that entertain readers and glorify Him. Whenever she’s not following flights of fancy in her fictional world, Erica is the company bookkeeper for her family’s lumber business, a mother of two terrific teens, wife to a man who is her total opposite and yet her soul mate, and an avid museum patron.

Sarah Holman
Sarah is the author of The Destiny of One and The Destiny of a Few. She is a homeschool graduate and lives in central Texas. When not pursuing her passion of writing, she can be found taking long walks, reading, sewing or spending time with her family. You can find out more about her at her blog


  1. I cannot wait to try this out! As much as I like the prompts I think I like this even better. Thanks Stephanie and the judges!
    ~Sarah F.

  2. Oooh... this sounds fun and challenging. :) I like the twist! :)

  3. I cannot wait to get started! I already have a few ideas... Thanks for judging, judges!!!!!!!!! Sierra
    Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Cause You Are!)

  4. Thanks so much Misses Erica V. and Sarah H. for taking the time to judge this prompt. It is greatly appreciated!!

    1. I couldn't have said it better, myself! :) Thank you!

    2. I definitely agree. We have so rather fabulous judges this round. :)

  5. Thanks so much for judging.

  6. I love this! Can't wait to start writing

  7. To echo Clare, we have some rather fabulous judges this round. ;)

  8. I entered, and I'm thrilled by the idea that real, live authors will judge my work, whether I win or not. Thank y'all so much!!!